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How to celebrate Father’s Day during coronavirus outbreak

We blinked, and now June is right around the corner. Summer is approaching quickly, and along with it are the holidays it brings. In June, we celebrate Father’s Day. This special day honors the great men in our lives who have served as our fathers, father figures, mentors and role models. The way we celebrate these great men may look a little different this year, but the extent to which we celebrate and honor them will not. Here are a few Father’s Day ideas to share the love while also keeping your loved ones healthy and safe.

Create a Video Card: Gather the troops and make a video card to share with your loved one. Ask your family members and friends to record a video describing a favorite memory and/or their favorite things about the man of the hour. Compile all the videos to share with your father. This is a gift that will continue to spread happiness and love with every press of the play button.

Host a Sidewalk Celebration: Bring the celebration to your father. Coordinate a time with us so he can come to a window or patio to be properly celebrated. Make festive signs, and spend time catching up with him.

Make a Photo Album: Pictures are worth a thousand words. Find photos from every chapter of your father’s life and put them in a photo album. To make it interactive, encourage him to write down the memories associated with the picture on the back of each photo. This is a great way to pass along the stories and experiences of our loved ones.

At ISL, we look forward to honoring the incredible men in our community with special meals offered through Elevate® dining and celebratory activities planned through our Vibrant Life® program. So mark your calendars for Sunday, June 21, 2020, and start planning your Father’s Day celebrations today!

Join us in standing up for seniors

To our Residents, Family Members, and Associates:

We recognize that these past several months have been trying. Social distancing has kept us apart from our loved ones as we all work together to flatten the curve and keep everyone healthy and safe. This has been especially difficult in senior living, where community is at the heart of everything we do – from shared meals, programs and activities, to simply being together with friends and loved ones in and around the community.

Our associates have always been the backbone of our community, and that is particularly true now, as direct care and support staff have risen to the occasion to care for our loved ones while meeting an ever-expanding list of obligations at home. But providing exceptional care has been an ongoing challenge as we face shortages of protective equipment and a lack of testing, and we all know how critically important these are to stop the spread of the virus.

That’s why we are asking everyone – residents, family and associates – to join us in a collective effort to send 500,000 letters to Congress sharing how senior living communities are coping with the virus and urging lawmakers to prioritize our communities for protective equipment and tests, and the resources we need to continue providing exceptional care. It’s critical that they hear the personal needs of our communities as they consider additional efforts to combat the virus, get things back to normal and make this feel like home again.

Writing to Congress takes less than a minute. Just click on the appropriate link below and you’ll find a pre-written letter that you can add to with a personal note on how your daily life has changed as a result of the virus. Then all you need to do is enter your contact information and click “send message.” Your message will be sent directly to your member of Congress and both of your senators.

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On behalf of all of us at Integral Senior Living, I want to thank you for your patience, understanding, and support as we work together during this difficult time.

Collette Gray
Integral Senior Living

Integral and Solstice Senior Living Announce Hundreds of Job Opportunities in 20 States

CARLSBAD, CA–Integral Senior Living (ISL) and Solstice Senior Living (SSL), premier senior living community management companies, have announced they are hiring as many companies are laying off workers due to COVID-19 concerns.

ISL and Solstice Senior Living have senior living communities in 20 states. They plan to hire more than 300 new associates for many positions in all of their communities, including housekeepers, chefs, cooks, wait staff, dishwashers, activities and building services.

To learn more or to apply, visit: or text “ISL” to 85000 to be taken to our careers website.

To read more about this hiring announcement, visit Senior Living News for more information. 

Modesto assisted living home surprises seniors with parade

Family and staff at the Stratford at Beyer Park assisted living home presented its residents stuck inside due to the coronavirus with a parade.

MODESTO, Calif. — For weeks, seniors living in The Stratford at Beyer Park assisted living home in Modesto have been cooped up inside, sheltering in place while the coronavirus continues to spread.

For the most part, residents haven’t been allowed to leave and visitors have been restricted. But on Tuesday morning, the staff found a creative way to keep folks connected to their loved ones.

“With everything that’s going on, it meant that people cared,” Patsy Ferguson, a resident at The Stratford at Beyer Park, said.

Like so many others, Ferguson misses her daughter, who, on occasion, has dropped off supplies at the front door and waved through the window since she isn’t allowed inside.

“It’s hard, I only have one daughter close,” Ferguson said. “She doesn’t come down every week, but I really have missed her so it’s hard.”

Complete with signs, stuffed animals and honking cars, the staff at this assisted living home invited family members of the nearly 100 residents to participate in a parade, surrounding the entire facility so most residents could watch from the comfort of their apartments.

“We’re trying to do as many fun things to keep them happy, engaged, still living a vibrant life but also in a very safe environment,” Jeffery Smith, a spokesman for Integral Senior Living, which owns this facility in Modesto, said.

A gesture Smith hoped would touch as many people as they could, including his own 80-year-old mother, which he has been separated from, too.

“I think the one thing that we’re missing right now in this environment is that personal touch, literally, hand to hand, personal contact and I think this is something that’s going to get us as close to that as possible,” Smith said.

So when the parade came to cheer Ferguson and her friends up, let’s just say, she found the opposite of loneliness.

“It felt good, it really felt good,” Ferguson said.


Read the full article here. 

Integral Senior Living’s 7 Tennessee communities working to combat Covid-19

In the time of COVID-19, Tennessee nursing homes, assisted living centers and other long term care facilities have instituted strict lockdowns, ending visitation and implementing vetting procedures that include taking temperatures of staff or vendors before they walk through the doors.

At Integral Senior Living, which operates seven assisted living and memory care facilities in Tennessee, staff is preparing for the possibility that its nursing homes will see an influx of new patients as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read more about how Integral Senior Living is handling issues related to Covid-19 in Tennessee at

Integral Senior Living Is Hiring

As our country deals with the employment loss due to COVID-19, we wanted to announce that we are looking to add to our team. We are a national company with senior living communities in 20 states and have multiple career opportunities available that may be a perfect fit for you or a friend.

Please visit our career site at to view our current openings. If you do not find an opportunity, feel free to email our recruiting team directly at or text ISL to 85000

Integral Senior Living Announces Management of New Senior Living Community

YARDLEY, PA–Integral Senior Living (ISL), a premier senior living management company, has assumed management of Heartis Yardley, a senior living community located in Yardley, PA, currently under construction and slated to open in late fall of 2020.

“The health and well-being of our residents is at the heart of everything we do,” said Jeffery Smith, ISL’s senior vice president of Sales and Marketing. “Integral Senior Living continues to achieve excellence nationwide, and we are excited to bring ISL’s approach to personalized care as well as exceptional services and programs to the residents of Heartis Yardley.”

By joining the ISL family, Heartis Yardley residents will enjoy the state-of-the-art amenities and high-quality care that ISL provides to all of its communities. Signature programs including Vibrant Life®, Generations Memory Care and Elevate® dining will be added to serve residents a premier senior living experience that is expected of any community under the management of ISL.

Dallas-based health care real estate company Caddis is the owner of Heartis Yardley. With nearly 5 million square feet acquired or developed and over 1 billion in acquisitions, Caddis is a leader in health care real estate investment, development and management.

ISL headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, manages a progressive selection independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout 22 states and is ranked among the nation’s 20 largest senior living providers by American Seniors Housing Association.

Integral Senior Living remembers the women who make a difference

As we move into Women’s History Month and look forward to International Women’s Day on March 8, our team at ISL is taking a moment to think about the many contributions women have made throughout history and the benefits they have brought to our lives.

It’s so important not only to honor the women who have made history, but also to recognize the women we know personally who have changed us for the better. Everywhere we look, we are surrounded by incredible women. These are mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmas, friends and colleagues who have made significant contributions to the people in their lives through hard work, dedication, determination and lots of love.

We encourage you to take the time to connect with the women around you and engage in meaningful conversations with each other. There are so many things we can learn from passing along one another’s stories and experiences.

At ISL, we believe in honoring the stories our residents have by getting to know their past and supporting them moving forward. We always encourage residents to never stop learning and exploring. Through our signature programs like Elevate® and Vibrant Life®, we do everything we can to offer new experiences.

Whether you are a resident, loved one or incredible care associate, we honor you this month.


Integral Senior Living assumes operations of 3 Heartis communities

Integral Senior Living assumed operations for three senior living communities owned by Dallas-based health care real estate company Caddis: Heartis Orland Park in Orland Park, Illinois; Heartis Brookfield in Brookfield, Wisconsin; and Heartis North Shore in Glendale, Wisconsin.

Integral will add programs including Vibrant Life, Generations Memory Care and Elevate Dining to enhance the resident experience.

Coverage of Integral Senior Living’s new communities:
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